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(Written by Morris.)

[printed handbill]

      	           Theatre des Edouards,
      	                  CHRISTMAS, 1861.
		                       
       		        THE MANAGER,
Who has just returned from 14th Street with HERMAN, the Prestidigi-
tating party, is
              DESIROUS
       of showing him, at the above Theatre, on the above occasion,
         TO
                       such of his particular friends as may
               PLEASE
to take the trouble to attend.  He also
    		              ANNOUNCES
MRS. HERMAN, who will do her prettiest, in her peculiar line of business
It is to be hoped, having once seen her, all may be lucky enough to get a
Second Sight of her.  Also,
             PUNCH AND JUDY,
                      A rum sort of Play, you have heard of,
     DEPICTING
       (what may strike you as being very curious),
          ENGLISH LIFE IN LONDON.
                 This sort of thing, the Manager would say, was
            NEVER BEFORE
attempted, on any stage from South Ferry to 42nd Street.  The public
may be assured that this Play will be all that it is
            REPRESENTED.
Page
Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Eighteen: page one hundred and thirty-five
Description:Handbill for the Edwards family's 1861 Christmas party.
Date:1861-12-25
Subject:Christmas; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Morris, James (K. N. Pepper); Theater
Coverage (City/State):[New York, New York]
Coverage (Street):14th Street; 42nd Street
Scan Date:2010-06-14

 

Volume
Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Eighteen
Description:Includes Gunn's descriptions of the scene in New York at the commencement of the Civil War, his visits to military camps in and around New York City as a reporter for ""The New York Evening Post,"" boarding house life, the shooting of Sergeant Davenport by Captain Fitz James O'Brien for insubordination, and Frank Bellew's marital troubles.
Subject:Boardinghouses; Bohemians; Civil War; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Journalism; Marriage; Military; Publishers and publishing; Women
Coverage (City/State):New York, New York
Note:Thomas Butler Gunn was born February 15, 1826, in Banbury, England, and came to New York in 1849. During the Civil War he worked as a correspondent for the New York Tribune and the New York Evening Post. He returned to England in 1863, and died in Birmingham in April 1903. The collection includes twenty-one volumes of his diaries, including newspaper clippings, letters, photographs, sketches, and various other items inserted by Gunn. Diary entries date from July 7, 1849, to April 7, 1863, and include his experiences with the New York publishing and literary world, his descriptions of boarding houses, his travels throughout the United States, and his experiences traveling with the Federal army as a Civil War correspondent.
Publisher:Missouri History Museum
Rights:Copyright 2010 Missouri History Museum.
Source:Page images, transcriptions, and metadata of the Thomas Butler Gunn diaries have been provided by the Missouri History Museum.